Quote fromGold was worthless in Diablo 2 because it was so easily obtainable. That's like saying let's use rocks for currency. The only way for gold to be an accepted form of currency is if it's scarce and people want it. I don't like gold as a currency because bartering is more fun. Anyway... Sojs>Gold anyday.
Yes gold needs to be scarce and we need gold to have more uses. How about repairs, gambling (for potentially good stuff), maybe lodging in the middle of the wilderness, food, water. Yea! There should be food and water items when your off questing in the wilderness or dungeons for a long time!